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Chiles Rellenos - Meh?

Thank you. I keep coming across this and then forgetting, so I appreciate it.

How many chiles does this stuff?

about 5 hours ago
magiesmom in Home Cooking

what do YOU serve for dinner with beef/calve's liver (and onions)?

Mashed potatoes and a green salad.

Chiles Rellenos - Meh?

Do you have the recipe? That sounds wonderful

1 day ago
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Converting dried chickpeas to soaked?

I have never found them to triple as they soak, but it may depend on thresh ness of the beans and other factors.

Apr 23, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking
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Anyone have a tasty recipe for Chicken Saag?

I don't use tomato in saag, but many recipes call for it. I use ginger, garlic, onions, coriander, cumin seed, turmeric, peppers of some kind, as well as coconut milk.
I am not from India, and I am sure my dish is completely inauthentic, but we love it. When we can find fresh fenugreek that really makes it special, but spinach works fine.

Apr 23, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Converting dried chickpeas to soaked?

Really, I use this recipe and really like it!

Apr 23, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Converting dried chickpeas to soaked?

They almost double.

Low carb Lean protein - need some suggestions...

We eat fish grilled, roasted or pan fried in a bit of oil several times a week. With a steamed or roasted veggie, this is a perfect meal.

The other thing that is nice as summer comes is a huge salad with some shrimp on it, or other protein, dressed with a citrus vinaigrette.

We also purée all kinds of vegetables for soup, needs no dairy or a bit of yogurt for creaminess.

Mark Bittmans food matters has a lot of recipes that are not meat centric but do contain choices of meat proteins, though the book is not low carb and contains lots of beans and grains, there are many interesting recipes , with variations, that would fit the bill.

Apr 22, 2015
magiesmom in Special Diets
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Authentic Puerto Rican Pig Roast/Lechonera event 9/27 in Holyoke -- 5 pigs, yeah!

They said they were planning to do it occasionally and would post it on their site.

Banana BREAD failure :-)

I would either increase the. Butter to a half cup or add a half cup of coffee or yogurt.

Apr 20, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Black Miso?

Black miso is sometimes called red miso. It is deeply flavored and used in less subtle applications.

Apr 20, 2015
magiesmom in General Topics

Banana BREAD failure :-)

Absolutely. You need more liquid if you use whole wheat. It is also good to let whole wheat batter sit a bit to absorb liquid.
Especially with a lower sugar recipe, as sugar counts as a liquid.

Remember Franco's in Provincetown?

I have good meals regularly at Napis, but I do miss Franco's.

Can I use butter instead of Ghee?

I like coconut oil in Indian food, I think the texture works well and the very faint coconut flavor adds a bit of mystery. Really just a personal preference.

Apr 19, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking
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Can I use butter instead of Ghee?

You can use butter,but I would use coconut oil.

Apr 19, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking
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Oh She Glows cookbook vs. blog

I don't have the cookbook, but I almost always take them out of the library before buying

As a foodie, what do you do for lunch during the week?

I'm no foodie, thank goodness, but I do like a good lunch. For years I broufgt salads with a protein in summer and hot leftovers in winter.
Now I work minimally but there are many great cafes and such near my office.

Apr 19, 2015
magiesmom in General Topics

Making cheesecake without an electric implement?

Put it through a sieve

Apr 18, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Making cheesecake without an electric implement?

People have been making cheesecakes since before electric mixers. Do you not have an egg beater? That is much easier than a whisk.

Apr 18, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Do you love the concept of organic peanut butter but just hate the mess?

I don't find it messy and I don't want molasses in my peanut butter. I stir it once with a knife and then store the jar upside down.

Authentic Puerto Rican Pig Roast/Lechonera event 9/27 in Holyoke -- 5 pigs, yeah!

Their website is posted above

What is considered unsweetened peanut butter.

I like the machines at the grocery store that just grind peanuts. They have one for almonds too now.

Apr 18, 2015
magiesmom in General Topics
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Good fried chicken in W Mass?

Sadly.

(Roasted)/Beet Kvass

That is absolutely true.how could I forget that?

Apr 17, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Help! I need to Convert 10 inch cake to sheet pan

Do yourself a favor and bookmark the joy of baking chart. It changed my life.

Apr 17, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

(Roasted)/Beet Kvass

I don't know. I make kvass with raw beets.

Apr 17, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Good fried chicken in W Mass?

I hope you like it. Bring a friend so you can have several kinds of pie.

We like Hattie's in Saratoga Springs too, but that's a hike.

birthday dinner for a healthy almost-omnivore (no fish)

Cornish hens or quail are in a similar vein but more festive.

Apr 16, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Can I Freeze Potato-Leek Soup (non-dairy)?

I disagree. It gets mealy and weird, imho.

Apr 16, 2015
magiesmom in Home Cooking

Good fried chicken in W Mass?

Shady glen in turners falls.
Great pie too, in the way diner pie is great.